Joe Doakes from Como Park – who has been getting used to driving down Como and Hoyt rather than University, just like the rest of us lately – writes:
A federal court judge has ordered the light rail agencies to do this study – twice – and two years later they’re finally going to START it?
At this rate, the study ought to be done about the same time as the construction.
Near the end of the article:
“Many businesses have reported losing months of revenue, and some have relocated from University Avenue or closed their doors. The 2011 assessment stated it was impossible to separate the impact of construction from “external factors” such as the economy and “world events.”
Dude, let me help you out here. This is “the economy”:
This is a “world event”:
This is the “impact of construction”:
Are we clear? ARE WE CLEAR???
Joe Doakes, Como Park
Oh, Joe. If people were clear, we would not be in this mess.
It just occurred to me – the great Saint Paul tradition of cruising the hot rods down University Avnenue – is now, forever, completely dead. A hundred shrieking DFL-supporting biddies in Merriam Park can now rest easy; one more bit of fun in Saint Paul has been extinguished.
By world events.